(December 6, 1988)

DC, 1988 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Mike Gold (series); Brian Augustyn (associate)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Contains 6 stories. Also contains a promo feature "Daily Planet", with information on the Invasion series. Also contains a pinup page reproducing the cover to Action Comics Weekly 630. Substantial indexing information on this issue provided by Donald Dale Milne.


The Secret Of Mockingbird! (Table of Contents)

The Secret Six / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Rockwell (signed)
Inks:
Dick Rockwell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Robert Greenberger (cover)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
second Secret Six [Tony Mantegna; Mitch Hoberman; Vic Sommers; Luke McKendrick; Ladonna Jameal; Dr. Maria Verdugo]; Mockingbird [Carlo DiRienzi]

Indexer Notes

Cover artist listed in Action Comics Weekly 628.

So Long Ago The Garden (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern; Captain Atom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
James Owsley [Christopher Priest] (co-plotter); Mark Bright [M.D. Bright] (co-plotter)
Pencils:
Mark Bright [M.D. Bright]
Inks:
Romeo Tanghal
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Albert DeGuzman
Editing:
Dennis O'Neil (story); Dan Raspler (assistant)
Job Number:
G-4443

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; alien in form of Randy Violent; Captain Atom [Nathaniel Adam]
Synopsis:
Captain Atom attacks an alien while Hal Jordan supports a building the alien has weakened.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 628, continued in Action Comics Weekly 630.

Knock 'Em Dead (Part 6) (Table of Contents)

Black Canary / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Sharon Wright
Pencils:
Randy DuBurke
Inks:
Pablo Marcos
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo
Letters:
Steve Haynie
Editing:
Robert Greenberger (story)
Job Number:
G-4301

Genre:
superhero; adventure
Characters:
Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Deborah Tilden; Cat Maddox; Lt. Cameron; Ken Glazier; Jason Marsh; Marilyn Meyers; Joe; Richard Malone (corpse)
Synopsis:
The police and Black Canary both investigate a string of murders; both arriving upon the murderer at the same time.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 628, continued in Action Comics Weekly 630.

Beginning Of The End (Table of Contents)

The Secret Six / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Pasko
Pencils:
Frank Springer
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Albert DeGuzman
Editing:
Robert Greenberger (story)
Job Number:
G-3807

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
second Secret Six [Tony Mantegna; Mitch Hoberman; Vic Sommers; Luke McKendrick; Ladonna Jameal; Dr. Maria Verdugo]; Mockingbird [Carlo DiRienzi]; August Durant (flashback); Walter Fenady; Mr. Drake; U.S. Secretary of Defense; Ms. Heppel; Mr. Harris; Max
Synopsis:
Carlo DiRienzi briefs the Secret Six on their history and Walter Fenady discovers their destruction of "The Agency."

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 628, continued in Action Comics Weekly 630. Many of the word balloons in the conversation between Mr. Fenady and the Secretary of Defense are pointing to the wrong person.

Journey's End (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Roger Stern
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
Bill Oakley
Editing:
Mike Carlin (story)
Job Number:
G-4423

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El aka. Clark Kent]; Bob Galt; Mother Tierra; John Hodges
Synopsis:
Superman discovers the hiding place of the cult that worships him, and the Consortium follows him.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 628, continued in Action Comics Weekly 630.

New Friends, Old Enemies; (Rocks And Hard Places Chapter 4) (Table of Contents)

Speedy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Cheri Wilkerson
Pencils:
Tom Mandrake
Inks:
Tom Mandrake
Colors:
Adrienne Roy
Letters:
Agustin Mas
Editing:
Barbara Kesel [Barbara Randall] (story)
Job Number:
G-4311

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Speedy [Roy Harper]; Lian Harper; Mr. Hunter; Moira; Button; Sean McMullen; Seamus Paul O'Connor
Synopsis:
Speedy is harrassed by both the Friends Of The Empire and the Sanas after he discovers his house is inhabited by 2 children.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 628, continued in Action Comics Weekly 630.

Some Guys Can't Take "No" For An Answer (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Pasko
Pencils:
Rick Burchett
Inks:
John Nyberg
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
Steve Haynie
Editing:
Mike Gold (story)
Job Number:
G-4236

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawk [Janos Prohaska]; Andre Blanc-Dumont; Chuck Sirianni; Natalie Reed; Gretchen Koblenz
Synopsis:
Blackhawk and Steve Claiborne [aka. Leslie Richardson] fight after Marcia Rossiter [aka. Alice Richardson] dies, and the Blackhawks are invited to meet with president Truman while a Nazi group plots to hijack an LSD shipment.

Indexer Notes

Continued from Action Comics Weekly 629; continued in Action Comics Weekly 630.

Invasion First Strike! (Table of Contents)

Daily Planet / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Firestorm [Ronald Raymond and Professor Martin Stein]; Firehawk; Power Girl [Kara Starr]; Starman [Will Payton]; Wonder Woman ; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Superman [Kal-El aka. Clark Kent]; Gangbuster [Jose Delgado]; Doom Patrol; Sea Devils; Aquaman [Art

Indexer Notes

Information on the Invasion series.

[none] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Severin (signed)
Inks:
John Severin (signed)
Colors:
?
Editing:
Mike Gold (series); Robert Greenberger (cover); Brian Augustyn (associate)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El aka. Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

This pinup page preprints the cover to Action Comics Weekly #630.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Secret Of Mockingbird!
    The Secret Six
  2. 1. So Long Ago The Garden
    Green Lantern; Captain Atom
  3. 2. Knock 'Em Dead (Part 6)
    Black Canary
  4. 3. Beginning Of The End
    The Secret Six
  5. 4. Journey's End
    Superman
  6. 5. New Friends, Old Enemies; (Rocks And Hard Places Chapter 4)
    Speedy
  7. 6. Some Guys Can't Take "No" For An Answer
    Blackhawk
  8. 7. Invasion First Strike!
    Daily Planet
  9. 8. [none]
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Brian Mowbray
  • Donald Dale Milne